Sisi has arrived in the UAE for a two-day visit starting Wednesday, and was received by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi crown prince - Courtesy of Mohamed bin Zayed's Twitter account
CAIRO – 14 November 2019: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan bestowed the "Order of Zayed" on President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in appreciation of his role in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The order comes in appreciation of the strong historical ties between Egypt and the UAE, Egypt's Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.
President Sisi, for his part, expressed his appreciation for Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed after he received the high-level Emirati order.
Sisi also expressed his hope for more progress in the relations between the two countries, in a way that meet their aspiration.
The Egyptian Presidency on Thursday announced the establishment of a new joint strategic platform with the UAE, with a value of $20 billion, through the Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company and Egypt’s Sovereign Wealth Fund.
The partnership aims to establish strategic joint ventures, specialized funds or investment instruments, to invest in several sectors, most notably manufacturing, traditional and renewable energy, technology, food and real estate, tourism, healthcare, logistics, financial services, infrastructure and others, spokesman Radi added.
Sisi has arrived in the UAE for a two-day visit starting Wednesday, and was received by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi crown prince.
Sisi met on Thursday with Mohamed bin Zayed for the second time during the visit, where they discussed bilateral relations.
“I discussed with my brother, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, ways to strengthen our brotherly relations in various fields and enhance coordination on all regional and international events, as well as issues of mutual interest,” Mohamed bin Zayed said on his Twitter account.
The president’s visit to the UAE comes within the framework of the Egyptian-Emirati special relations, and the two countries' strategic and cooperative relations at all levels, Radi said.
Radi also affirmed the two countries’ keenness to coordinate continuous on ways to face challenges currently witnessed by the region, adding that such challenges highlights the need to the consolidation of efforts to protect the Arab national security.